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What does low white cells in the body mean?

What does low white cells in the body mean?

May not be an issue!: While it is true that certain connective tissue disease like sjogren's and lupus can cause this, along with viral infections, it is quite common to see a statistically low white count. The most important thing is to determine if your neutrophil count and lymphocyte count are within normal range. But the way, high thyroid levels can also lower white count! Best! ...Read more

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Low white blood 3.6 L and high RDW 16.3 H and ALT 36 H?

Low white blood 3.6 L and high RDW 16.3 H and ALT 36 H?

Not alarming: These numbers are not far from normal if you feel healthy and keeping a well-balaced diet. ...Read more

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What is a low white cell count?

What is a low white cell count?

Infection fighting: Cells are found on top of the red oxygen carrying cells if you let blood settle to the bottom of a tube as a grey-green-white layer. The number and type of these cells vary a huge amount among normal people who can fight off infections. The number needs to get close to Zero before you are unprotected from infection, but can be lowered in most any illness that makes you sick (including colds). ...Read more

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What can cause a low white cell count?

Many things: It may be a developmental defect, severe infection, chemotherapy, bone marrow fibrosis, auto-immune disorders and more. You may consult this site for information:
http://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/low-white-blood-cell-count/basics/definition/SYM-20050615 ...Read more

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What causes chronic low white cell count?

Quite a few things: Medications, infection, primary blood cancers of multiple flavors. A lot to speak to in 400 characters. Maybe re-post with a more focused leukopenia question. ...Read more

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What are the causes for low white cell count?

What are the causes for low white cell count?

Leukopenia: A low white cell count (leukopenia) can be caused by many things. Some people have low white cells due to a medication they are taking. Others are born with it. Others develop it because of dangerous conditions such as leukemia. Please consult with a hematologist to determine what form of leukopenia you have. ...Read more

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What can cause low white cell count in adults?

What can cause low white cell count in adults?

See below: Please consult this site for info:
http://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/low-white-blood-cell-count/basics/definition/SYM-20050615

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Low white blood count-what can it mean?

Low white blood count-what can it mean?

Need more info: What is the actual value? What is the differential count? Do you have any symptoms? All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered test is usually in the best position to do that. ...Read more

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What does a low white blood count mean?

What does a low white blood count mean?

How low?: A low white cell count could predispose a person to infections. The reason for low white cell count may be bone marrow malfunction, excessive destruction, often in an auto-immune disorders, and occasionally due to overwhelming infection. ...Read more

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What causes a low white cell count and is it deadly?

What causes a low white cell count and is it deadly?

Many: Primary or secondary blood disorder, infection, immunologic diseases, medication, and many other possibilities.

Most causes would be treatable.

If this has been confirmed then consultation with a hematologist would be appropriate. ...Read more

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Is it possible that a low white cell count cause spots?

Unlikely: What kind of spots? However, these spots are likely unrelated to the white count. ...Read more

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Said I have low white blood count but I have no symptons?

Said I have low white blood count but I have no symptons?

Leukopenia: I am not sure there are any diagnostic symptoms of having a low White Blood Cell Count. But regardless this is just the beginning. One must now be thoroughly evaluated to find the cause of this abnormality. ...Read more

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What cause low white blood count and what does it mean to me?

What cause low white blood count and what does it mean to me?

See below: There are a huge number of possible causes for a low white blood cell count. Some include: infection, immune disorders, cancers, andother genetic causes. See your doctor for further infrmation and work up. ...Read more

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Is it common for a child with a lysosome storage disease (unspecified) to have a low white cell count?

Possibly: To answer this question (and to determin the best plan of care for the child), it would be important to determine what type of lysosomal storage disease this child has. These diseases differ from each other in many ways, and may need to be treated differently. ...Read more

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What are the causes of low white blood cell?

What are the causes of low white blood cell?

Too many to list: Infections, medications, chemotherapy, hereditary conditions, bone marrow disorders, autoimmune disorders, an enlarged spleen, alcohol intake, B12 or Folic Acid deficiency, just to name a few. A hematologist is a physician with expertise in this area. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of low white blood cell?

Low white cell count: Viral infections often cause leukopenia (low white blood cell count). Other causes: depressed bone marrow, poisoning, chemical burns, malnutrition, chemotherapy, radiation, etc. ...Read more

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Connection between low white cells and gallstones?

Connection between low white cells and gallstones?

No connection: The only exception to this answer would be in someone that has a really bad gallbladder infection due to stones, and has a problem with their immune system where the white cells go very low rather than rising to the occasion. Typically, immune system compromised folks. ...Read more

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Please tell me all symptoms of low white blood cell?

Please tell me all symptoms of low white blood cell?

Leukopenia: This depends on the cause. There is high susceptibility to infections, with signs & symptoms of infection if it occurs, generalized malaise & weakness. ...Read more

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How does a hemotologist treat low white blood count?

Depends on the cause: The first step is to determine the cause and treat that. Low white blood cell count is a symptom, like fever and the underlying cause needs to be addressed. ...Read more

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Can biotin cause you to have a low white blood count?

Can biotin cause you to have a low white blood count?

No: If either the absolute lymphocyte count or the absolute neutrophil count are way below reference range, it's worth following. You know that these ranges are set so that several percent of healthy people fall outside. ...Read more

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What are the effects of low white and red blood cells?

What are the effects of low white and red blood cells?

Many: Low white cells or leukopenia predisposes to recurrent infections usually bacterial in nature.
Low red cells causes anemia and secondary reduction in oxygenation. This can cause fatigue, shortness of breath and even heart failure,. ...Read more

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What can a low white blood count mean during chemotherapy?

What can a low white blood count mean during chemotherapy?

Low WBC: Chemotherapy of some types can cause a decrease in the white blood cells that are formed in the bone marrow. This is a concern because white blood cells are used by the body to fight off infection. If the WBC gets too low then the body is at risk for infections so sometimes chemo has to be stopped to let the white blood cells recover. ...Read more

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Low hemoglobin and low white blood count. What does this indicate?

Low hemoglobin and low white blood count. What does this indicate?

Need to know the: Actual results. Low hb may indicate blood loss and it needs to be investigated to rule out bleeding in the stomach and intestine, especially need to rule out colon cancer. Are you on any medication or drink excessively? Either of these could be the cause. All lab results need to be evaluated in the clinical context and your doctor is in the best position to do that. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have a high LDH and a low white blood count?

What does it mean if I have a high LDH and a low white blood count?

LDH, leukopenia: It means you need to see a Doctor and be evaluated. There are numerous possibilities as neither is specific. Notwithstanding it's a good idea to have a work up as some possibilities are serious. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are some leads to of low white blood count other than leukemia?

Could you tell me what are some leads to of low white blood count other than leukemia?

Multiple: If you mean other causes of low WBC besides leukemia, multiple clinical situations can be associated with leukopenia (low wbc): infections (especially in children and the elderly), congenital neutropenia (for example kostmann syndrome), aplastic processes (bone marrow failure), peripheral destruction (antineutrophil antibodies) or sequestration (hypersplenism), chemotherapy, radiation, etc. ...Read more

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I have low white blood count at 3.4 and low glucose at 54... Do I need to be worried?

I have low white blood count at 3.4 and low glucose at 54... Do I need to be worried?

Impossible: You are asking specific question about lab results without sharing the reasons the tests were ordered, what the other labs results are on the same tests. This is asking us to comment out of context. Your physician, the professional who ordered the tests, is the one to interpret them for you. ...Read more

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My daughter has a low white blood platlet count of 109 what could cause this to happen?

Many possibilities: The most common cause of low platelets in children is idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (itp), a self-limiting condition where the body makes auto-antibodies against its own platelets (can happen after viral infections). Sometimes this needs treatment, other times it will resolve on its own. If the low platelets are a chronic condition, there are many rare possibilities. A hematologist can help. ...Read more